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Gai Aadharit Unnati, G. A .U
[Cow Based Development]

Revitalizing the agrarian economy with the STFS model

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Effective destitute(stray) cattle management and STFS model can save India 55B USD in foreign exchange.

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With proper management, 2-3 destitute(stray) cows can produce enough biogas to cook daily meals for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).

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Helping and empowering cow-based economy

Since the beginning of human civilization, the cow has served as the foundation of Indian agriculture. It has  provided us with an abundance of natural treasures, including dairy products, manure for fertilization, crops, vegetables, fruits, and various natural and medicinal properties. The products made from cow dung and urine have played a significant role in our agriculture-based economy, contributing to its flourishing state.


India has been and will continue to be an economy that thrives on cows. The forms of utilization may change over time, but we cannot overlook the immense contribution of cows to our well-being and economy. It is interesting to note that India is one of the largest milk producers in the world, accounting for approximately 23% of global milk production. Our dairy market is valued at 11.35 lakh crore, with exports amounting to 278.8 million USD (as per 2021 data).

Despite their significant contribution to our lives, the issue of stray cattle is growing day by day. According to estimates from the 20th livestock census, there are around 5 million stray cattle in India, and this number continues to increase.

In order to address this issue, G.A.U. (Gai Aadharit Unnati) came into existence. Through our social-technical-financial system (STFS), we are currently working with more than 8 Gaushalas (cow shelters) to reintegrate stray cattle into a self-sustained cow-based economy. So far, we have successfully managed to provide care for over 4000 stray and non-milching cattle, and our aim is to reach as many of our targets as possible in the coming months and years.

At G.A.U., we consider cows to be as dear to us as possible, and our seva (service) towards them is an aspect that touches the hearts of every Indian.

We strongly believe in the importance of bringing stray cows back into the mainstream and allowing them to once again live a respected, meaningful, and fulfilling life with the help of the STFS mode.

In conclusion, the cow holds immense significance in Indian agriculture and our overall economy. It is our duty to address the growing issue of stray cattle and work towards creating a self-sustained cow-based economy. Through G.A.U.’s efforts and the STFS approach, we are committed to ensuring the well-being and meaningful existence of cows in our society. Let us come together and support this cause to preserve our rich heritage and embrace a sustainable future for cows and our nation.

What is STFS?

After extensive consultations, interviews, and brainstorming sessions with experts in animal husbandry, agriculture, bioenergy, and the Indian economy, we have developed a comprehensive ecosystem to address the challenges of stray cattle and reintegrate them into the mainstream system. This ecosystem is known as the Social-Technical-Financial System (STFS).

The STFS process involves the following steps:

  1. Donors contribute funds through the GAU platform, a transparent and accountable channel.
  2. The GAU platform allows donors to track and monitor the specific cow for which they have made their donation.
  3. The funds are then utilized by an NGO to ensure the availability of fodder for Gaushalas through collaboration with a dedicated fodder-providing company.
  4. In return for the fodder, the Gaushala provides the company with an equivalent amount of dung on a daily basis, without any cost.
  5. The company effectively utilizes the dung for various purposes, including biogas generation, creating a positive impact with the support of the NGO.
  6. The representative NGO takes responsibility for the smooth operation, monitoring, and evaluation of the entire process.

In this holistic ecosystem, donors play a crucial role as the first layer of providers, sustaining and nurturing this model. Together, let us contribute to an economy that can sustain the overall framework of our society. Each contribution makes a difference and helps in creating a sustainable future for both cows and our communities.

Join us in supporting this initiative and become a part of the transformation towards a more inclusive and prosperous society. Together, we can make a lasting impact and ensure the well-being of stray cattle while fostering a sustainable economy for the betterment of all

Trust us, your donations will contribute to grow and thrive our cow based STFS model

Transparency blueprint

In order to enhance precision and transparency, we have harnessed the power of technology to track and monitor your contributions. You can conveniently log in to our portal and easily track our gaushalas and individual cows.

How Can I Contribute?

A tech based ecosystem is being developed for modernizing Cow-based economy. Since ancient time in India, cows are revered as they provide food, fertiliser, and medicine in the form of milk, dung, and urine, bulls are used for vital work such as cart pulling, crushing mills for oil extraction, and others. So, a cow-based economy can be defined as the process of drawing benefits from “the basic definition of dairy, i.e., milk (including milk-derived products) plus GAUDhan (products from dung and urine) plus GAUSeva (taking care of cows). Please download the working paper published by IIM-Ahmedabad on the subject by clicking

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Radha Surabhi Gaushala is a shelter for sick, injured and homeless cows in the holy land of Braj. We provide shelter, food and medical care for all of our cows .We allow our cows to live out their natural lives, and we keep mother and calf united.

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Currently, Muni Seva Ashram manages three Gaushalas (cow sheds) and one heifer rearing center. Our Gaushalas include Gir and Kankrej cows, both indigenous breeds of India. Our goal is to provide clean and wholesome milk to our patients, staff, visitors, and locals, which preserving the indigenous germplasm.

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Akhil Karnataka Prani Daya Sangh® in Kormangala, Bangalore has been developed in an environment surrounded by large trees and currently houses over 1300+ cows, cattle, other animals, of the different species, and thousands of Pigeons.



Kanha Upvan Gaushala is Asia’s largest government-managed gaushala with 10000+ cows. It is situated at the Kanha Upvan block inside the capital city of Lucknow.



Currently, Muni Seva Ashram manages three Gaushalas (cow sheds) and one heifer rearing center. Our Gaushalas include Gir and Kankrej cows, both indigenous breeds of India. Our goal is to provide clean and wholesome milk to our patients, staff, visitors, and locals, which is preserving the indigenous germplasm.

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Gau Daan is the most powerful and pure donation anyone can do in their lifetime. It is believed that performing Gau Daan helps a person to get rid of all the sins. Under this, the GAU vision can ensure about the transparency in the whole system. [after clicking on read more] Few of the important points are:
● Pratyaksh cow will be donated
● Gau Puja will be performed before giving Danam
● Technology will bring transparency even after cow is donated about its status


scientific approach shall be taken to prove and adopt the claims made by Sadhus in India like cuddle a cow is one of the ancient concepts, but it is getting popular in Holland (and now in USA) to say goodbye to many personal problems under the name “koe knuffelen” (literally “cow hugging” in Dutch). [after clicking on read more]Even getting licked is part of the therapeutic practice. This has been a practice elucidated in several ancient texts in India.


With more than 60% of people of Indian origin across the world who may be looking for authentic cow-based products including milk, ghee, and other including puja items, a gap exists in this section. [after clicking on read more] A modern tech-driven authentic e-commerce platform shall even give an opening to people at the so-called bottom of the pyramid. A Competency development program is envisaged to promote cow centric economy.

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I recently made a donation through this app, and I must say, it was an incredible experience. I was impressed by the level of detail provided about how my donation was going to be used and the impact it would have on the lives of people in need.


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